Everyone has a skin care routine, but many girls make mistakes that are easily avoidable. And they’re not just the obvious ones (like drinking, smoking, or skipping sunscreen) - these three mistakes are easy to overlook.
1. Forgetting your neck and chest - there’s skin there, so why neglect it? When you wash your face and apply moisturizer, don’t forget these two areas! The skin there is often more delicate, and will show more signs of aging when you get older.
2. Not washing your make up brushes, pillow, cell phone, etc.
- anything that touches your face should be clean, and that extends from your blush brush to your finger tips! Make sure to wash your pillow case often, wipe down your phone with an antibiotic wipe, and clean your brushes regularly to avoid adding acne-causing bacteria to your face. For tips on how to wash your brushes, click here
3. Exfoliating and washing your face too often - washing your face more than twice a day or using an exfoliating product such as a mask or glycolic peel more than three times per week can actually do the opposite of what you want. When your skin is squeaky clean, oil production goes into overload to compensate, which can result in more breakouts and more visible pores.
Do you make any of these skin care mistakes? Let us know!